UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law students have recognized Professor Josh Silverstein, a faculty member at Bowen, for his positive impact on their lives. He is their recipient of the 2021 We Heart Our Faculty award.
Silverstein joined Bowen’s faculty nearly 17 years ago. In addition to his teaching and scholarship responsibilities, he serves as faculty advisor for five student organizations: Phi Alpha Delta, the Young Democrats, the Student Bar Association, the American Constitution Society, and the Bowen Business and Tax Law Society.
Silverstein is a frequent participant and announcer at law school graduation ceremonies and regularly helps student groups with education and outreach. He also suggests note topics for the law review and assists students with career placements by giving advice and providing letters of recommendation.
“Professor Silverstein genuinely cares about his students and their success, and it is clear that he truly loves his job and loves teaching,” said Bradey Chambers, the current president of Bowen’s Student Bar Association. “He always goes above and beyond for his students, whether inside or outside of class. Not only does he provide us with legal knowledge, but he also strives to ensure we become well-rounded people. He is truly deserving of this award.”
In addition to this recognition, Silverstein recently received Bowen’s Faculty Excellence Award for Public Service. He has also in the past been singled out by his peers for his teaching and his scholarship.
The UA Little Rock Student Government Association and the Provost Office created the We Heart Our Faculty award in 2020 to show appreciation for great faculty members. Each of the recipients will receive a one-of-a-kind, handmade glass heart created by Pine Bluff glass artist James Hayes in the colors of UA Little Rock.
The glass hearts symbolize positive, influential support that makes a real difference in the lives of students. As students enter the university to pursue or further their education, faculty often play a nurturing role, guiding students through the learning process and working hard to foster an environment that best ensures success.
This is the first year that Bowen students have presented this award.